Over the course of his twenty year career as a professional photographer, Muybridge took well over 100,000 photographs. Between 1867 and 1878, Muybridge earned a sterling reputation as a talented and fearless landscape photographer, his work spanning a vast geographic area stretching from Alaska to Central America, Utah to Yosemite, San Francisco and parts in between. Beginning in earnest in 1877, for the next decade Muybridge shifted his focus almost entirely to motion photography, working first with Leland Stanford on the grounds of Stanford’s Palo Alto Horse Farm (now Stanford University), and later at the University of Pennsylvania.
Below are a small sample of photographs from the Muybridge catalogue.
SAN FRANCISCO AND ENVIRONS
STANFORD MOTION STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA MOTION STUDIES